CAU Fashion Lookbook

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ABOUT THE CAU FASHION LOOKBOOK  

Since it was initiated in 2015, the CAU Fashion Lookbook project has served as a platform for showcasing student and alumni Fashion work at Clark Atlanta University in a professional editorial-style manner. The project has helped strengthen the profile of our students, and provided students with relevant experience through its execution. Students have assisted with styling, location setup and photography. Some have also participated as models.

The success of this endeavor has been largely due to the efforts of our students, the generosity of industry professionals, and the investment of supportive individuals and establishments. We plan to expand the scope of the upcoming edition by producing a printed option that includes an extensive array of student and alumni work for distribution to the fashion community.

We appreciate the impact and significance of past contributions, and kindly ask that you become a valued supporter of this initiative. Your gift ensures that our students and alumni continue to have this polished platform for creative expression and rewarding exposure.

UPDATES AND NEXT STEPS 

A few weeks prior to the pandemic outbreak, we began developing and shooting images for the 3rd edition of the CAU Fashion Lookbook. However, the project was suspended. This upcoming edition would have been our most ambitious yet.

The economic ramifications of the pandemic have had a financial impact on the project. As a result, we are kindly requesting financial and in-kind support to resume efforts on the latest edition of the CAU Fashion Lookbook. We are also committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our participating students, volunteers, professionals and partners during this process, and would welcome opportunities to partner with local:

  • Photographers
  • Retailers for in-kind donation of shoes and accessories
  • Venue/studio/event space owners and local municipalities for free or affordable access to photoshoot locations and studios 

We understand the potential of this initiative to empower and promote our Fashion students in the wake of the pandemic as they pursue professional opportunities. The fashion community has been shifting its resources to foster diversity and the inclusion of student talent from minority backgrounds. 

During this climate of change, maintaining a platform through which we can showcase the work and talent of our Fashion students and alumni has become increasingly relevant and urgent.

WHO TO CONTACT 

For questions about the CAU Fashion Lookbook or how you can support the project, please contact Ndirika Ekuma-Nkama, Creative Director for the CAU Fashion Lookbook and Assistant Professor of Fashion at nekuma@cau.edu

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WAYS TO CONNECT

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#caufashionlookbook
@caufashionlooklook


WAYS TO GIVE 

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ONLINE

Click Here to donate online to the CAU Fashion Lookbook project

Click Here if you would prefer to donate anonymously, donate on behalf of a company and/or to set up a monthly recurring gift online. Donations made here will be included in the goals section of the donation page above in total dollar amounts and number of donors.

 

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VIA TEXT

Text "CAUFASHION" to 44321 on your cell or mobile phone to receive a link to the CAU Fashion Lookbook text-to-give page.

 

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BY MAIL
Send checks payable to CAU Fashion Program Lookbook to:
CAU Fashion Lookbook
Clark Atlanta University
Department of Art and Fashion
223 James P Brawley Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314 

Thank you for your support and interest. 


PREVIOUS EDITIONS 
 
Please feel free to browse previous editions of the CAU Fashion Lookbook below. We plan to expand the scope of upcoming editions, so that we can continue to present student and alumni work in more relevant and meaningful ways.

CAU Fashion Lookbook (1stEdition)

CAU Fashion Lookbook (2ndEdition)

Banner Photo Credit: Joseph Brown
Featured Students/Alumni (left to right): Niambi Davenport, Shanice Wright, Azaria Cooper, Latasha "Tasha" Hughes
 
Image Credit: Steve Schaefer
Featured Alumni: Niambi Davenport (Sheer Feather Wrap), Azaria Cooper (Beaded Lace-up Strapless Top) and Sharonda Richardson | IG: richdesigns_ (Pants)

Tentative Cover Photo Credit: Steve Schaefer
Featured Alumni: Latasha “Tasha” Hughes | IG: _.bingoli (Jacket) and Niambi Davenport (Convertible Dress)
Alumna Model: KaTara IG: kataralorraine
Art and Fashion Location
Department of Art and Fashion
Oglethorpe Hall
63 Walnut Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone: 404-880-8122